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Geography influences New Zealand Weather and its Climate
The main influence in the climate are the mountains and seas. The weather is mild but it can change quickly and you can experience all Four Seasons in one day.
Weather conditions differ depending on where you are traveling in the country for your New Zealand Holidays.
New Zealand is located in the Southern Hemisphere so the weather is opposite of the Northern Hemisphere. The warmest months are December, January and February. The coldest months are June, July and August.
Temperatures are generally warmer in the north and decrease as you travel south. However, the climate differences are very small. In the summer, the average temperatures are in the 70s f (21s c). In the winter months, the average temperatures are in the 40sF (4s c).
In the farthest northern part of the North Island, the Weather is sub-tropical with warm-humid weather throughout the year and freezing is conditions are rare.
The fall months, March to May are a bit cooler than the summer. Most of the time, New Zealand Weather is clear, crisp and refreshing.
Despite possible variables in the weather, you can expect a temperate climate. Moderately high rainfall is common (25 to 29 inches per year) but so are many hours of sunshine. Over 2000 hours of sun annually!
New Zealand Seasons
Plan to be comfortable for your travel adventures by layering your clothing. A frosty morning can easily turn into a warm sunny day. On the other hand, you can also expect rain to turn to hail or to snow!
Weather Forecast New Zealand
The weather forecasts can have an effect on your Adventure sports and outdoor activites. So plan on checking the Weather Reports regularly and you will be able to enjoy the outdoors no matter what activity you choose. Here’s what to look for:
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